Friday, November 9, 2012

The Royal

My parents and I took the girls to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair this morning. It is an annual event for Toronto and is considered to be the largest agricultural and international equestrian competition in the world. I remember skipping school with a friend of mine when I was about 16 to go down to the Royal to watch our other friend compete in a horse jumping competition.

My animal-loving duo was in heaven when we walked into the large hall containing the cows, goats and pigs. Their heads couldn't move fast enough to take in the sights and sounds.

Teagan gets into the spirit with a
cowboy hat
These piglets were only 12 days old!
The goats were the first animals that they saw. Their eyes
lit up like it was Christmas!
Waving bye to the cow!
One of my favourite things to do at the Royal is feeding the animals at the petting zoo. The girls come by their love of animals honestly! The animals were total pigs and have no issues getting right in your face. Fortunately, they were quite gentle when taking the feed from the girls. 

Teagan thinks that she and the goat have known each other long enough to share a kiss!

 We took a quick break to grab some food at look at what a few of the vendors were selling. We thought the Elmo hat was adorable. Quinn wasn't so sure.

And finally, we got to see the horses! This is Caden. He was a gorgeous former race horse who had been rescued. He was huge and for the first time ever, the girls were slightly nervous around an animal. 

Quinn was the side of his head!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, so fun! I had forgotten about the Royal Winter Fair! We used to go every year as kids, but have yet to take The Bean. Jen and I went before he was born and it was too much for her allergies to handle.